GOA to update growers on local research results

Author: Sarah Jeffrey | Date: 30 Mar 2016

Portrait of Maurie Street

GOA Chief Executive Officer Maurie Street

Keeping abreast of current research is a critical step in improving crop productivity and profitability, and next week grain growers in central western New South Wales are being given an opportunity to do exactly that.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded Grain Orana Alliance (GOA), will convene Local Agronomy Updates in Armatree, Narromine, Coonabarabran and Wellington between April 5 and 8 to brief growers and advisors on the latest outcomes from key research projects.

Topics covered will include:

  • Pre-emergent options for the control of annual ryegrass- some alternates are showing up to 98% control of annual ryegrass
  • Clethodim damage in canola - are some varieties more tolerant than others and what are some key triggers for damage to occur?
  • Nitrogen in wheat and canola - the economics behind nitrogen fertilisers in wheat and canola rotations
  • Pod Guard canola - PodGuard promises reduced pod shattering to foster delayed windrowing or even direct heading but does it work?

GOA chief executive officer Maurie Street said the meetings also provided growers with an opportunity to help shape future research projects by giving a practical perspective on research needs and priorities.

“The Local Agronomy Updates give growers a voice to GOA and the GRDC as to what their research needs are now and into the future,” Mr Street said.

“As always, GOA makes considerable effort in these meetings to capture the issues being faced in the paddock to ensure growers’ levies are working on what is important.”

The Armatree Update will be held on Tuesday April 5 at the Armatree Hotel starting with a 7:30am breakfast followed by an 8:00am-10:30am meeting.

The Narromine Update will be held on Wednesday April 6 at the Narromine United Services Memorial Club
between 11:30am and 2.00pm. Participants are invited to stay on for a complimentary lunch with members of the GRDC Board.

The Coonabarabran Update will be held on Thursday April 7 at the Coonabarabran Golf Club starting with a 7:30am breakfast followed by an 8:00am-10:30am meeting.

The final Update will be held at Wellington on Friday April 8 at Put the Kettle on Café,133 Lee Street, starting with a 7:30am breakfast followed by an 8:00am-10:30am meeting.

RSVPs are essential for catering purposes and should be directed to Maurie Street at this email address.

For more information, visit the events page of the GRDC website by following this link.

Contact Details

For Interviews

Maurie Street, chief executive officer GOA
0400 066 201


Sarah Jeffrey, Senior Consultant Cox Inall Communications
0418 152 859

GRDC Project Code GOA00001

Region North